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Jul 21, 2011 9:00am PDT
death. >>> i'm andrea mitchell. coming up next on "andrea mitchell reports" debt deadlock. with only 12 days to go, what is it going to take to get past the impasse? we'll ask paul ryan and ranking budget committee member chris van hollen. >>> taking aim at ames. in the race for the republican nomination, tim pawlenty goes on the attack. plus the democratic women of capitol hill take a stand, rallying behind dnc chairwoman debbie wassermann-schultz. see you in 15 minutes on "andrea mitchell reports." join us. >>> teachers in memphis are due back at work in less than two weeks but the school board there voted to delay the start of the new school year indefinitely. they're holding the school year hostage until the city pays what it owes the district. dr. kenneth whalen is with the memphis city school board of commissioners. doctor, explain the logic behind delaying classes. >> hi, contessa. the logic is pretty clear. you can't get blood out of a turnip. the school board is being forced to try to operate without adequate funding. the board voted eight to one to delay the start of school, n
MSNBC
Jul 24, 2011 2:00pm EDT
kinzinger, presidential historian doris kearns goodwin, and nbc's andrea mitchell. >>> good morning. after the dramatic friday night breakdown of talks over a so-called grand bargain deficit reduction package, congressional leaders met with the president for less than an hour saturday morning. speaker boehner spent the rest of the day working on an alternative plan to slash spending, several trillion dollars, and avert a catastrophic default by that august 2nd deadline, as we pointed out, just nine days away. word came last night after a meeting of republican and democratic congressional leaders that the speaker wants to announce the outlines of a plan as early as later today to reassure investors before asian stock markets open for monday trading. however, still so many questions remain. here to try to answer some of them, the president's chief of staff bill daley. welcome back to "meet the press." >> thanks, david. >> so, it seems like the talks right now are on doing something temporary. a trillion dollars in spending cuts, raise the debt limit by that much, at least get us throu
MSNBC
Jul 22, 2011 1:00pm EDT
us this hour. >>> good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. the balanced budget amendment now shot down in the senate. and the mcconnell-reid fall back plan short of votes, there's only one plan left the plan crafted by the president and speaker boehner. but it's already underfire from the left and right. luke russert covers capitol hill and joins me now. luke, you've been doing a lot of reporting. there was an exclosive meeting yesterday and they were still venting this morning. that and the republican house problem. >> the meeting was yesterday. it was the senate democratic luncheon a lot of democrats were uncomfortable because jack lou was telling them the underpinnings of this plan possibly between speaker boner and president obama which would have some entitlement reform within there. third degree be spending cuts, but there's no guarantee of added revenue. that upset a lot of democrats saying that added revenue needed to be in any deal. yesterday i spoke to rank and file republicans saying there wasn't an agreement like that as democrats were making it out to be. the
MSNBC
Jul 22, 2011 12:00pm EDT
letsfixdinner.com. >>> hi. i'm andrea mitchell. coming up next on "andrea mitchell reports," on 11 days to go. we have new details on the emerging debt deal. we'll go behind the scenes with two members of the gang of six, senators kent conrad and mark warner. police congressman barney frank on what he thinks of the deal. and today's historic move towards ending don't ask, don't tell. >>> we talk to kristin davis joining us about the tragedy unfolding in the horn of africa. ten million people starve manager the word's worst food crisis in years. we'll see you in 15 minutes on "andrea mitchell reports." >>> michele bachmann surged to the head of the presidential pack could be running into some potential road blocks. today an influential republican fundraiser gave her a thumbs down. he said bachmann just doesn't have the executive experience to be president. earlier this week bachmann faced questions about her physical fitness for the office. the daily caller reports she suffers from possibly debilitating migraines. bachmann's team responded with a note from the congressional held tea
MSNBC
Jul 6, 2011 12:00pm EDT
$50 towards your next trip. [ gnome ] it's go time. >>> hi i'm andrea mitchell. coming up next on "andrea mitchell reports," president obama summons lawmakers to the white house for a deficit summit tomorrow. will they hammer out a compromise or keep hammering each other. plus, it's twitter time at the white house today. while politicians are trading barbs in 140 characters or less. the white house gets ready for an audience of you guessed it, 140 people. >>> and the real facts are starting to seep out about that oil spill in montana. "andrea mitchell reports" coming up next in 15 minutes. >>> prosecutors had the burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that casey anthony killed her daughter. but was it unreasonable certainty that convicted casey in the court of public opinion? >> the information that we got made her seem guilty. >> i personally was convinced as a mom that how could she have done what she did or didn't do regardless, but for that whole month that that child was missing. >> i think that jose baez did a poor job and in the end somehow he was able to convince the
MSNBC
Jul 11, 2011 1:00pm EDT
"andrea mitchell reports," the president tells congress it's time to eat their vegetables. he will veto any short-term deal to get past the crisis. he will meet every day until they have a deal. there's trouble on all sides. house democrats rebel. the speak of of the house caves in to republican opposition for no tax increases now or in the future. we'll talk to the budget committee chairman and an economist. the road to 2012 michele bachmann pulls ahead in iowa. well fellow minnesotan tim pawlenty takes a swing at her record. after months of violence in syria, a huge escalation today as the state department excuses the government of encouraging a mob attack against the u.s. embassy in the maas cus. we'll be talking exclusively with foreman british prime minister tony blair. good day i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. the president's veto threat puts it ail one the line. no short-term deal to stave off default. battle lines are drawn. kelly o'donnell joins us from the capitol. let's talk about the pressure on the speaker of the house. he caved in saturday night after pressure from
MSNBC
Jul 15, 2011 1:00pm EDT
championship in a dozen years. >>> good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. time is running out with that president obama is giving congressional leaders 36 hours to come one a plan to raise the debt ceil and avoid default. today he said we don't need a balanced budget amendment. the proposal republicans are pushing toward a vote next week. the president says he still wants a big deal. but for the first time he's opening the door on senator mitch mcconnell's fall back plan which is gaining momentum on capitol hill. chuck todd was in the briefing room for the news conference. host of "the daily rundown" and luke russert. there was a movement from the president at least towards considering the mcconnell backup plan. what are the chances he still might get what he really wants which is a bigger deal? >> to me -- in a way put together to try to get through this. what you felt was the press conference was about was trying to frame the post game debate, if you will. you heard this from the speaker. suddenly they're back to distancing themselves from the debt ceiling. let's get to
MSNBC
Jul 29, 2011 10:00am PDT
to be talking to chuck todd as well as the rest of our team. >>> good day, i'm andrea mitchell here in washington. as we sit here today jay carney is starting the white house briefing. let's go to jay and find out the latest from the white house. >> we are continuing to have conversations as we wait for the house to finish this business. >> two quick questions, is the president concerned the united states has already suffered lasting damage to its reputation with international investors? >> i would say that we are concerned because there is certainly evidence that the economy has suffered. because of the uncertainty created around this debate and the circus atmosphere of our politics around what should be a serious matter. we're talking about the thing that matters most to americans which is the health of our company and growth and create jobs. some damage has been done. we are a powerful country with a powerful economy. we are the united states of america and the american people are very resilient. we need to resolve this and we can get on with the task of making sure we're doing e
NBC
Jul 13, 2011 5:30pm PDT
mitchell. andr andrea, i don't need to tell you, this is your line of work. you ask any u.s. official what keeps you up at night, and they answer, these two countries, nuclear nations, and especially pakistan. >> pakistan is about to pass france as the fifth greatest nuclear power in the world and they're on a hair trigger. there's no hot line between india and pakistan, only last week, diplomats from both countries meeting out at stanford university trying to talk about establishing a hotline. so unlike the cold war, there is no communication, they could have an accident. this time india has said in the past that they were restrained three years ago when it was proved that pakistan was behind the attack, they were restrained by the u.s., by the rest of the world, they did not retaliate. this time most likely they would. only a couple of days ago i was talking to a prominent indian diplomat saying i could not persuade any country not to attack if this happened again. and now it potentially is happening again. it could be an indian group, officials don't know here or in india
MSNBC
Jul 12, 2011 1:00pm EDT
guthrie in for andrea mitchell today. it is back to the bargaining table for congressional leaders this afternoon three weeks from today to the debt ceiling deadline. both sides say they want a deal, but there's been in compromise or breakthrough yet. we go to kristen welker at the white house. we know officials are meeting this afternoon. the president making some news about what might happen if the debt ceiling is not raised in early august. >> that's right. president obama in an interview earlier today was asked whether the united states would have enough money to continue paying its social security checks on august 3rd if a deal isn't reached over the debt ceiling on august 2nd, which is the deadline that's been mapped out by treasury secretary timothy geithner. the president said no. he said if a deal isn't reached by august 2nd there isn't enough money in the coffers of the united states to keep on paying the social security checks. he is ramping up the pressure to try to get a deal done by that deadline that has been set and treasury secretary geithner as well today reiterat
NBC
Jul 19, 2011 6:30pm EDT
those familiar with wendy murdoch. nbc's andrea mitchell has more on the wife of rupert murdoch. >> reporter: she responded in a flash, leaping forward to protect her husband from an attacker. instinctive, fierce, athletic. a former volleyball player in school. all that, plus a lot more. the young, glamorous, chinese-born third wife of rupert murdoch. >> i think all the people are movers and shakers here. >> reporter: for hours, all through her husband's grueling testimony today, wendy murdoch was right behind him, willing him on, clearly ready to respond. >> watching him so carefully, she was the first to be able to get up and, before the police or before anyone else, swat away this aggressor. >> reporter: now, 42, wendy murdoch has been married to the 80-year-old media baron for 12 years since meeting him as a young executive for one of his tv operations in hong kong. the union was controversial at first. rupert murdoch now 102-year-old mother called her new daughter-in-law a designing woman, especially after she challenged her husband's adult children, fighting for their two
NBC
Jul 31, 2011 4:30pm PDT
us today, howard fineman, nia-malika henderson, andrea mitchell and michael duffy. first off today, the switch boards led up this work with protests over grid look. at the polls. the most motivated republican voters are not fallen to house republican tactics. 73% of voters blame president obama, not the house republicans. and republicans think that debt cash will help them defeat the president. here is how they'll play the president's failure to win the grand bargain on the day. they'll claim the president showed weak leadership, that he was not the post-partisan compromiser, he that is still a big spender and probably most crucial, they'll tie this crisis to the jobs crisis. howard, right now there is a lot of heat all over the place, a lot of it against the right, the tea party people. come next year, how will the conservatives and the republicans use this whole deal over the debt against the president? >> well, the president's great vulnerability is that he is somehow irrelevant. if he was weak and not really involved in the final dealings on the budget crisis, that ties in the
NBC
Jul 23, 2011 5:30pm PDT
anti-tax crusader gordon norquist. grover norquist. andrea mitchell has his story. >> reporter: grover norquist is a behind-the-scenes power broker who's never held office. a self-described reagan republican who even tries his hand at standup. >> bourbon, neat, no water, my rule, never drink water, dick cheney tortures people with it. >> reporter: but about taxes, he is deadly serious. >> the folks who have fought for tax increases after promising not to, and then down here in blue, across here, are the ones who are defeated. >> reporter: for 24 years he's been getting candidates, almost all republican, to sign a simple pledge. >> read my lips. no new taxes. >> reporter: republican lawmakers remember how that worked out, defeated after one term. so 236 have taken the vow. >> grover went around and said, sign this. any guy that would sign something before he or she confronts the issue has really sold part of their soul. >> reporter: this week he told the "washington post" letting the bush tax cuts expire at the end of next year would not violate the pledge. >> not continuing a tax cut i
NBC
Jul 10, 2011 11:00am EDT
, abc's andrea mitchell and "the chicago tribune"'s clarence page. the nasty unemployment numbers are a psychological problem for the country and a huge political burden for this president. has the tea party's flirtation with default on the national debt handed barack obama a huge win, while the vast middle of the country, the middle that decides elections, see the president as the grownup? take a look at poll numbers. in his 2008 win, president obama was the choice of 60% of self-described moderates in the exit polls. today he still has 55% of those moderates. what do moderates favor? when it comes to the national debt ceiling, 55% of moderates say raise it. bob, we have two big news stories facing us. the unemployment rate going up to 9.2%. the united states facing a debt crisis. maybe not reaching the debt ceiling bill by the end of this month. the republicans are using the jobless figures to say no taxes whatsoever. they're also saying no deal. have they misread the american public? >> this is a moment when obama has to deliver. there's no question. on the economic front, if there i
NBC
Jul 13, 2011 6:30pm EDT
of pieces in play, a serious situation, glad to have you here, andrea mitchell, as always. >>> how those squiggly shaped light bulbs are becoming a rallying point against government interference in people's lives. and the u.s. soccer team writing their own script in the spompts story of the summer. here's one story. my name is lacey calvert and i train professional athletes with yoga. i know how my body should feel. if i have any soreness, i'm not going to be able to do my job. but once i take advil, i'm able to finish my day and finish out strong. then when i do try other things, i always find myself going back to advil. it really works! [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] make the switch. take action. take advil. that's how it is with alzheimer's disease. she needs help from me. and her medication. the exelon patch -- it releases medication continuously for twenty-four hours. she uses one exelon patch daily for the treatment of mild to moderate alzheimer's symptoms. [ female announcer ] it cannot change the course of the disease. hospitalization and rarely death have been reported in p
NBC
Jul 19, 2011 7:00pm EDT
have a secure future. brian? >> andrea mitchell rounding out our coverage. thanks. >>> and in washington tonight, a plan to cut the federal budget that was dead on arrival a few weeks ago suddenly reemerged today and the president was encouraging in a quick appearance in the west wing briefing room. the plan was put together by half a dozen senators that call themselves "the gang of six" and its revival comes as a new nbc news "wall street journal" poll tells us what americans would like to see come out of these debt ceiling negotiations. our chief white house correspondent and political director, chuck todd is with us with the numbers tonight. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. lets get the "gang of six" issue out of the way. a similar plan the president pushed a few weeks ago. $4 trillion of deficit reduction over ten years including some tax hikes and some entitlement reform. the reason this picked up momentum today, oklahoma republican senator, tom coburn -- who was a member of the gang of six and then wasn't -- came out and endorsed it. two hours later
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 10:00am PDT
investors are asking has the media mogul passed his cellgate? zbld day, i'm andrea mitchell live on capitol hill today. the president is going to hold a white house meeting with democratic leaders less than two hours from now. this after a gang of six made an 11th hour pitch to save budget talks. senate leaders say it may be too little too late. with us senators. thanks so much. a number of republicans have now come on board and endorsed the idea of some revenue measures, some of the proposals the ideas in the gng of six as a starting point. lamar alexander came on board. what say of you? >> i'm concerned about this approach. i'm concerned at several levels. one, it looks like -- it's hard to understand because there's a little bit of a lack of spes fitsity still. there's no legislative language. it looks like what could be a pretty big tax increase. the spending cuts i think are highly uncertain. it instructs the various committees of the senate and the house to come up with these spending cuts. we have no assurance that they will do that. we have no idea how they'll do that. then we asked
MSNBC
Jul 14, 2011 12:00pm EDT
. ♪ geico, saving people money on more than just car insurance. >>> coming up next on "andrea mitchell reports" the latest on the clemens mistrial. plus, no end to the rancor in the debt talks. with just 19 days to go, we'll talk to ways and means chairman dave camp and ranking democrat on the budget committee, chris van hollen. how are candidates weighing in on the debt debate? nicole wallace joining us. plus all the latest on the "news of the world" hacking scandal. investigations on both sides of the atlantic. see you in 15 minutes on "andrea mitchell reports" right after contessa brewer. >>> casey anthony set to be released from prison this weekend but her legal troubles are far from over. she faces a defamation suit brought by a woman named zenaida gonzalez. in 2008, anthony told investigators that a woman with that name took her daughter. lawyers for gonzalez filed a motion asking anthony be required to appear and give a deposition and they're concerned once casey anthony gets out of prison, they won't be able to find her. >>> three tennessee sheriff's deputies are on leave after their p
MSNBC
Jul 26, 2011 1:00pm EDT
. >> good day i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. with the debt battle entering the final round we think just one week from the treasury's default date, house republican leaders are pushing for a vote on their plan tomorrow. democrats are waiting to see what happens before sending their proposal to the floor. either way the two sides are sharply divided and president obama may be out of the loop. jack lou is the white house budget director and joins me now from the sunny north lawn of the white house. not a sunny mood, though, today in the white house because we're still seeing such a deep divide. it's not even clear and that's a question of course for republicans if the speaker can get this out on the floor and get it passed. what private negotiations, re-assure us that there are some conversations going on between the so-called grown ups and some daylight between the house plan and the harry reid plan? >> it's good to be with you, andrea. i think where we are right now is congress has to go through the next day. the house is going to have to take up the bill that they know sun
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 9:00am PDT
ask how you can defend against and help stop further joint damage with humira. >>> i'm andrea mitchell. coming up next on "andrea mitchell reports," president obama taps former ohio attorney general to run the new financial protection agency. he will officially announce thanom nation at the top of the hour. we'll be joined by elizabeth war the lady who helped create the agency. why isn't she taking the job in. >>> plus, we'll have more on the et debt showdown. >>> and helping america's wounded warriors. gary sinise is joining us with ways you can get involved. >>> in politics when you're trying to sway someone's opinion or change someone's mind, you can appeal to the bottom line. you make the money argument. that's exactly what death penalty opponents in california are doing. they're proposing a bill to do away with executions because the death penalty costs too much. $184 million in that state every year for the court air peels and incarcerating those inmates, plus the death row convicts typically die of old age rather than lethal injection. some of the most infamous inmates include scott pet
MSNBC
Jul 29, 2011 7:00am PDT
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MSNBC
Jul 1, 2011 1:00pm EDT
kobe? >> kobe. good day, i'm andrea mitchell, live in aspen, and we begin with the bombshell that may blow up the sexual assault case against former imf chief dominique strauss-kahn. the da now says the accuser address m admits she lied about what happened after the attack. he was released on his own recognizance today and it could open the door to releasing the charges altogether. but her attorney says she stands by her story. >> the victim, from day one, has described a violent sexual assault that dominique strauss-kahn committed against her. she has described that sexual assault many times to the prosecutors and to me. and she has never once changed a single thing about that account. >> patently false. i think if he were being accurate, i don't think the district attorney's office would have moved to completely exonerate his bail. i think there's an agenda here, ours is to see that justice is served in this case and he has a client who has a financial interest in making this case something that it's not. >> ron allen is live in new york with the latest astounding developments, deve
MSNBC
Jul 5, 2011 12:00pm EDT
you back here tomorrow. >>> up next, "andrea mitchell reports." >>> thanks so much. up next on "andrea mitchell reports," we're in the final countdown a month to go before the u.s. hits the debt ceiling limit. senator john corn anyone joins us to talk about the possibility of a deal before the deadline. >>> and nasa prepare for the the last shuttle liftoff. just one phillips' colon health probiotic cap a day "andrea mitchell reports" next "andrea mitchell reports" next on msnbc. gas and bloating. with three rains of good bacteria to help balance your colon. you had me at "probiotic." [ female announcer ] phillips' colon health. ♪ you had me at♪ robiotic." ♪ ♪ introducing purina one beyond a new food for your cat or dog. new newtons fruit thins. real blueberries and blueberry brown sugar... crispy whole grain. newtons fruit thins, one unique cookie. >>> right mow on "andrea mitchell reports," on the fifth of july, all the fireworks are in congress. called back from vacation to deal with the debt ceiling crisis. will either side blink?
MSNBC
Jul 11, 2011 12:00pm EDT
patch. visit exelonpatch.com to learn more. . >>> coming up next on "andrea mitchell reports," president obama threatens to veto any short-term debt ceiling solution. we'll get reaction, plus the latest on the deal making from budget senate committee chairman. plus, what if a deal doesn't get done? a reality check on the economic fall out with an economist. as an angry mob attacks the u.s. embassy in syria. former p.m. tony blair with us live in studio to talk about efforts to revive the middle east peace talks. we'll see you here in 15 minutes on "andrea mitchell reports." >>> michelle obama will be attending tomorrow's private funeral service for former first lady betty ford. on thursday she will be laid to rest in michigan alongside her husband on president gerald ford's 98th birthday. betty ford died friday at the age of 93. she was one of the country's most beloved first ladies not least for her willingness to speak her mind about issues that affected her and so many others. >> if the first lady can have breast cancer, maybe i could. and the same thing with the disease o
MSNBC
Jul 27, 2011 10:00am PDT
out there. ♪ raise the debt ceiling >> good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in new york. all eyes are focused on washington where the speaker of the house is being whip sawed today between his tea party caucus opposing any compromise and the congressional budget office now downgrading john boehner's revenue projections. where does the president factor in as time runs out? joining us from the white house gene spurling. gene, what happens next? now we know that both the harry reid plan and john boehner's plan have been downgraded, if you will by the congressional budget office. neither would produce the amount of money expected. will the president at this point sign a short-term deal if a 30-day emergency extension, whatever, just to keep things going while these issues are resolved? >> you know, andrea, the real issue is not the congressional budget office scoring of either plan or even the vote count on either plan. the real issue is we're at stalemate. we've got two plans that have almost no prospect of passing both houses. so for all the discussions about what might hypothetically c
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